Breast screening – was parliamentary inquiry given inaccurate information?

In a BMJ Rapid Response to ‘Minister defends controversial NHS Health Checks programme’ (BMJ 2014;349:g4553), Susan Bewley, Professor of Complex Obstetrics, raises some issues of concern and asks pertinent questions about information given to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into National Health Screening and the Age Extension randomised controlled trial. The piece ends, ‘Confused readers who are interested can find more detailed concerns about the underlying science and ethics at http://www.healthwatch-uk.org/concerns-over-age-extension-trial-of-mammo…

‘Did the Deputy Chief Medical Officer mislead MPs about the breast screening age extension trial?’
http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4553/rr/761113

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About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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